Harness the Power of this Delicious Spice
Dramatically Reduce blood sugar in just 12 weeks
Eat More Cinnamon - this is the latest advice If you‘re diabetic. This is one small change you can make to your diet that will have a dramatic impact on your life. If you want to get your blood sugar under control, you can't afford to ignore this advice.
According to reports, a recent study in the journal "Diabetic Medicine" found that cinnamon improves blood sugar dramatically in just 12 weeks. Diabetics who took it on a daily basis reported vast improvement.
This delicious spice is plays an important role in regulating blood sugar. It slows down the rate at which your stomach empties after each meal, so that even if your meal is high in sugar content, your blood stream does not have to process this all at the same time. As the sugar enters your blood gradually the body has enough time to produce adequate insulin to deal with it.
It also stimulates insulin receptors and blocks an enzyme which is known to attack them.
Good for the Heart
Cinnamon also protects you from heart disease and stroke, because it contains oils that both thin the blood and compounds that reduce inflammation, lower cholesterol and triglycerides. The compounds in this spice prevent platelets from clogging your arteries.
A Traditional Cure for Many Ills
Cinnamon is one of the oldest spices known to man and has been used for centuries to treat a variety of conditions and stimulate body and brain functions.
Besides its preventative benefits for heart disease, stroke and diabetes, It is reputed to:
- Protect agains infection
- Kill Bacteria
- Speed up healing
- Improve circulation
- Stimulate brain function
- Relieve menstrual pain
- Soothe gastrointestinal discomfort
A Small Amount Does the Trick
According to a recent study, it only takes a small amount of this spice each day to dramatically improve your health.
Researchers did a double-bind study on 58 diabetics, dividing them into two groups. The first were given 2 grams of cinnamon each day for 12 weeks in capsule form while the second group were given a placebo.
The first group's blood sugar levels were eight percent lower at the end of the trial period, plus their systolic blood pressure was down by 3.5 points and the diastolic reading fell by roughly 5 points.
the placebo group didn't see any improvements in their blood pressure and their blood sugar rose 8 and a half percent over the twelve weeks.
Government Study has Similar Findings
The USDA has endorsed these findings. In July government scientists found that diabetics who took a daily amount of between 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon for a 40 day period:
- Lowered their fasting blood glucose levels by 18 to 29 percent
- Cut triglycerides by 23 to 30 percent
- Reduced total cholesterol by 12 to 26 percent
When participants stopped taking the spice, all these improvements in their readings disappeared.
Take at least ¼ of a teaspoon each day, especially if you have blood sugar problems. If possible have your blood sugar checked before embarking on this trial and then again after twelve weeks to see if blood sugar levels have improved.
Any variety from the local supermarket is fine, if you cannot find an organic variety at your local health store. The most common variety, cinnamomum cassia, is widely available. Keep in a sealed container and it should stay fresh for six months if in powdered form, longer if you have cinnamon sticks. You can extend shelf life by keeping it in the refrigerator. An odor test will prove its freshness; It should smell sweet and be thrown out if this is not the case.
A great way to take this spice is by sprinkling it on your oatmeal. My tip is to cook apple (steam, poach or bake) add to your oatmeal, sprinkle with cinnamon and a tiny sprinkling of brown sugar (if you don't have diabetes) and place under the grill until sugar has melted. Or sprinkle it on your capuccino. You can also mix it with apple puré or yogurt.
If you have any good ways of incorporating cinnamon in your healthy eating program, please visit our healthy recipes page and contribute your recipes in the appropriate categorgy.
(Sources: Health Sciences Institute, North Star Nutritionals)
The contents of this website have not been evaluated by any government health authority. Anyone with diabetes, high blood pressure or any of the other conditions mentioned in this article should consult a physician. This advice is intended to offer support to people who are suffering from diabetes and the other conditions which research showed were improved by taking this product. Pregnant or lactating women, or anyone with any illness should consult with their medical doctor prior to self-medicating.
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